Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2003

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Anna Moore
San Luis Rey Elementary School
Oceanside, CA USA

We decorated 500 bags!

About our project: The Earth Day Groceries was a fun project and well-received by many teachers at our school. The PTA plans to participate in this project next year!

submitted on 5/19/2003

Alicia Rabas
Bureau of Land Management
Needles, CA USA

We decorated 350 bags!

About our project: The Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Needles Parks & Rec. organized an Earth Day Bags project and March for Parks. Children from Katie H. Elementary and Vista Colorado Elementary (grades 1-5) decorated bags that were donated by Bashas'. Some of the students included slogans, poems, and essays with their artwork. On Earth Day, the students marched to a local park, where they listened to presentations by the BLM and NPS. Prizes, such as frisbees made from recycled material and nature books, were awarded for different categories (artistic ability, most original, best slogan, etc.). Every student received a pencil or coloring book and a certificate. Students donated money for a beautification project for local parks.

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submitted on 5/8/2003

Jennifer Schott
River Bluff Elementary
Fresno, CA USA

We decorated 357 bags!

About our project: Thank you for allowing us to participate in the Earth Day Grocery Project. The students enjoyed speading the word by decorating bags with environmental messages and then being able to see them being distributed at Albertsons. We are looking forward to our school being on a traditional calendar schedule next year so that all of the students will be able to participate in this activity.

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submitted on 5/1/2003

Jaime Favorite
Parkway Middle School
La Mesa, CA USA

We decorated 250 bags!

About our project: We are one of four small schools at Parkway Middle School. The four small schools, called houses, are named after the elements. We are called the "Earth House". We have 300 students. On Earth Day, April 22, 2003, we took 250 of our students to Fiesta Island and did a beach clean up. Upon return from our field trip, we reported to our auditorium where we designed our grocery bags. We also raffled off earth themed items, such as pencils and buttons, from raffle tickets earned by students who brought in canned food during our most recent drive. The kids had a great time and the Earth Day Groceries Project was one that we intend to make a yearly tradition. Thanks!

submitted on 5/1/2003

Michele Gamberutti
Peter's Canyon Elementary
Tustin, CA USA

We decorated 170 bags!

About our project: Our school held a poster contest for the Earth Day bags event. Some teachers completed the activity in their class, while other students took the bags home and returned them. We gave a small prize (a pencil) to every student who participated. We gave a special prize (a small tree) to one student in each grade level who drew the picture we felt best represented the spririt of Earth Day. It was great fun, and it raised awareness of the many benefits of using paper grocery bags. We plan to do the event next year as well.

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submitted on 5/1/2003